Lakes Jam 2021 is happening

Lakes Jam – an outdoor music festival that combines country and rock with top-notch camping – will last four days instead of three this year and take place June 23-26 at Brainerd International Raceway, north of Brainerd.

“Coming back after being away last year almost created a nervous excitement because it seems like it’s been so long since the last Lakes Jam,” Lakes Jam General Manager Ken Lacy said in a press release. . “People are super excited and seem to have an extra bounce in their step when they talk about their plans for Lakes Jam in June.

“Sales have been very strong this year so the event will be better than ever. The artists are also just as excited to go out and perform in front of their fans. The energy is going to be very high! ”

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Lakes Jam fans at Lakes Jam 2019. This year's outdoor music festival, which combines country and rock with top-notch camping, takes place June 23-26 at Brainerd International Raceway, north of Brainerd .  Submitted photo

Lakes Jam fans at Lakes Jam 2019. This year’s outdoor music festival, which combines country and rock with top-notch camping, takes place June 23-26 at Brainerd International Raceway, north of Brainerd . Submitted photo

Lakes Jam 2021 will be presented by Farm Bureau Financial Services. Many artists who signed up for Lakes Jam 2020 have agreed to return in 2021. Artists will perform on the main stage at Bud Light from June 24-26, with doors opening at 4 p.m.

Thursday June 24

  • Headliner RATT, 10 p.m.

  • Lita Ford, 8 p.m.

  • Slaughter, 6 p.m.

  • Kip Winger, 4 p.m.

  • Autograph, 2 p.m.

Friday June 25:

Saturday June 26

New in 2021, the Coca Cola Tribute will take place on Wednesday, June 23, with The Crown Jewels (Famous Queen Tribute Band) at 7 p.m. and Hairball at 9 p.m. to perform on the main stage. Fool Fighters will perform at 5 p.m. on the secondary stage, as well as after both groups have finished. This event is open to the public, not just campers. Doors open at 1 p.m.

Lakes Jam also added nine regional bands to the VIP BOB FM Secondary and MRIequip stages.

Lacy said in a press release that Lakes Jam, founded in 2012, offers something more than just a music festival. During midday, Lakes Jam attendees can enjoy events such as drifting, watercross, lawn mower race, beanbag tournament and more.

Campers can use an all-terrain vehicle, an all-terrain utility vehicle, a golf cart and bicycles with a permit to travel on the BIR grounds.

Jam of the Lakes 2021

  • When: 23-26 June

  • Or: Brainerd International Raceway

  • Cost: 3-day general admission is $ 149 and 3-day VIP passes are $ 369; general one-day admission is $ 109 and one-day VIP is $ 239; and general admission for Tribute Wednesday is $ 29. The campsite is extra. Ticket prices do not include taxes / fees.

  • More information is available at LakesJam.com.

Lakes Jam organizers founded MINNEJam in 2019 as a fun music event to prepare for the main event. This year’s MINNEJam is scheduled for Saturday, June 12 at The Woods, off Highway 3 in Crow Wing County, in rural Brainerd.

Carolyn and Erik Huff of Huff Entertainment Solutions help The Woods owners Luke and Terri Ebnet.

“Terri and Luke are very happy to be able to host this second annual tradition after having to halt last year’s plan due to COVID-19,” Carolyn Huff said in a press release. “It’s fun for the local community to go out and enjoy some great local Minnesota bands, great food and get ready for the big party at Lakes Jam – all while participating in some great fundraising efforts.” for the organization Smiles For Jake.

Doors open at 3pm with the BTC band to perform on the patio. A beanbag tournament starts at 3:30 p.m. and people are asked to register in advance by calling 218-829-7505. The cost is $ 10 per team and participants have a chance to win prizes.

Three groups occur during the night and are:

  • King’s Ransom, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

  • Whiskey Trail, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Betty & The Noise, 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $ 25 at the door or $ 20 for advance tickets. Advance tickets are available at tinyurl.com/hfufs4tt.

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